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promoting social entrepreneurship in divided communities

promoting social entrepreneurship in divided communities

  • Fronterra organizes a refugee talent dinner in restaurant RIJKS on October 29, 2016

Our Mission

In large parts in Europe, multi-ethnic communities suffer the corrosive effects of sectarian and nationalist politics. Our mission is to help communities become more resilient by creating local networks of social start-ups. We believe that the shared pursuit of entrepreneurial ambitions can build overarching trust and prosperity.

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“I am truly glad and grateful I was part of it.” Adrijana Paceska, participant Struga program

What we do

1.Unite around food

We use the universal language of food to connect people and celebrate what they have in common.

2.Co-create a future

Talent across the divide works together on social start-up ideas that tackle community challenges.

3.Share skills

People help each other realize their entrepreneurial ambitions by pooling their skills and resources.

Blog

FRONTERRA: TRADINNOVATION - BY JELENA ROZIC

November 05, 2016

FRONTERRA: TRADINNOVATION – BY JELENA ROZIC

Fronterra program didn’t stop with explaining the notion of social entrepreneurship in theory. The organization team prepared a treat for the end. They ended the program with an idea that brought together two strong powers of contemporary society – the tradition and innovation.

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FRONTERRA: TRADINNOVATION - BY JELENA ROZIC
I WANT IT, THEREFORE I CAN DO IT - BY JELENA ROZIC

November 01, 2016

I WANT IT, THEREFORE I CAN DO IT – BY JELENA ROZIC

In the period from September the 15th and 18th a project called Fronterra was held in Mostar. You could read all about it in the media, but it’s no harm to repeat. Fronterra program is a social start-up program that brings together entrepreneurial talent from divided, disaffected communities. Participants rediscover common ground, develop shared perspectives and collaborate on social business ideas. In Mostar the focus was on agriculture and tourism so the applications gathered about fifteen ambitious people who showed that they have a lot to offer to their local community.

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I WANT IT, THEREFORE I CAN DO IT - BY JELENA ROZIC

In these days of industrialised food, we tend to forget how food has shaped our identity. Food not only expresses who we are, it is also a powerful social lubricant.

Projects

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May 18, 2016

Struga & Ohrid, Macedonia

Creating a courageous community of young visionary talent at the shores of Lake Ohrid

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September 15, 2016

Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina

Bridging differences under the Bridge

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October 29, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bread & Salt: A connecting dinner with immigrant artists and influentials in the Dutch art scene at RIJKS restaurant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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June 01, 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece

Matching old & new migrants

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September 02, 2017

Kostajnica, Croatia & Bosnia-Hercegovina

Reuniting Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks along the border river Una

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The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole

Peter Block, author

Do you want to contribute

Are you concerned about the current course of events in Europe and the Near East? Do you want to help in any which way, even though we are just a drop in the ocean? Do you realize we often face very complex, intractable challenges that require innovative thinking and tenacity? Fronterra is always looking for capable and committed volunteers. Tell us what motivates you and how you would like to help.

Make a donation

We always need money. Our business model is getting grants. We truly think your money is well spent here. And if your grant is substantial, your are welcome to witness how it works.

Ottolenghi about Jerusalem: “Food, at the moment, seems to be the only unifying force in this highly fractured place”

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